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Tax Reform

Maximizing Donations to Foreign-Based Charities under Tax Reform UPDATED by Lewis Kevelson, CPA


Posted on October 08, 2019 by Lewis Kevelson

Donations that U.S. taxpayers make directly to foreign charities usually will not qualify for income tax deductions unless those charities are registered with the IRS as tax-exempt entities or there is relief available under a bilateral income tax treaty. In the rare instances when these conditions are met, the charitable deduction is available only to […]

IRS Raises HSA Contribution Limits in 2020 by Adam Cohen, CPA


Posted on July 26, 2019 by Adam Cohen

Taxpayers who participate in high-deductible health insurance plans will be able to save a little more in their Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) in 2020, when contribution limits will increase to $3,550 for individuals or $7,100 for family coverage, up from their 2019 limits of $3,500 and $7,000 respectively. This 1.4 percent increase represents significant benefits […]

New York Issues Guidance on State Sales Tax Nexus by Michael Hirsch, JD, LLM


Posted on January 28, 2019 by Michael Hirsch

On Jan. 15, 2019, the New York Department of Taxation and Finance finally issued its response to the Supreme Court’s June 2018 decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, which expands states’ abilities to impose sale tax reporting and collection responsibilities on out-of-state vendors regardless of whether or not the sellers have a substantial physical presence […]

There’s Still Time to Secure Health Insurance for 2019


Posted on November 29, 2018 by Adam Cohen

The open-enrollment period for U.S. taxpayers to secure medical health insurance for 2019 via the Health Insurance Marketplace runs from Nov. 1, 2018, through Dec. 15, 2019. While the new tax law introduced on Jan. 1, 2018, does eliminate the Obamacare individual shared responsibility penalty for individuals who go without insurance in 2019, there are […]

Businesses Face Complex Rules for New Interest Expense Deduction in 2018 by Andreea Cioara Schinas, CPA


Posted on October 25, 2018 by Andreea Cioara-Schinas

Despite the generous tax breaks that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) delivers to most businesses, the new law also introduces a few unfavorable provisions, including a significant limit on the deductions that certain businesses can claim as business interest expense. Changes to Regulations Prior to the TCJA, most businesses generally could deduct 100 […]